When the kids were little, they had a Hermit Crab for a while. Her home was a very large glass aquarium with all kinds of things to make her feel happy. But two things would happen. One was that now and then she grew out of her shell and tho we had some shells in there for her to change into, sometimes none of them were the size she needed. Only she knew. So we would have to go find many many shells around town for her to try out. The other thing was sometimes they would take her out of the aquarium so she could just run around. The living room or the diningroom. Just look around in a bigger space which she seemed to enjoy. But a couple times, they forgot she was out and when they remembered, we couldn't find her anywhere. We looked and looked. Finally finding her and once she was out of her outgrown shell...just her thin body all with dust and dog/cat hair stuck to her skin behind the piano. I thought a lot about how her skin must have felt so sensitive without her shell, how with her shell she could stay moist and comfortable and just OK. So maybe i am feeling a little like her? just my body? That i can't find any shell that will fit right now? The politics are difficult for me to say it nicely. And tho it will go as it will, still, ..... it all will really matter so much. We can say it won't, but it will. In the long run. We don't have that much time to lose. So...my skin feels uhhh, well sensitive. and the very least i can do is Care and not pretend.
The recent issue of National Geographic arrived in the mailbox. I WISH everyone subscribed to National Geographic. But if you don't, they will have it at your library, this issue and it's worth taking the time go find it and read this article. It is WONDERFULL and no matter what you take away from it, you will take something. .... it is that Wonder Full...something will Stick and will Matter in some Long Run. It's excellent.
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the Energy has begun to Move